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25546 Evaluation of MAC Protocols with Wake-up Radio for Implantable Body Sensor Networks
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Karuppiah Ramachandran, V.R. and van der Zwaag, B.J. and Meratnia, N. and Havinga, P.J.M. (2014) Evaluation of MAC Protocols with Wake-up Radio for Implantable Body Sensor Networks. In: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Selected Topics in Mobile & Wireless Networking, MoWNet 2014, 08-09 Sep 2014, Rome, Italy. pp. 173-180. Elsevier Procedia Computer Science 40. Elsevier. ISSN 1877-0509

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The use of wireless communication in implantable medical devices is growing rapidly due to an increasing demand for sophisticated health-care. Recently, a new type of sensor network called Implantable Body Sensor Network (IBSN) has emerged. IBSN is a network of implantable medical sensors and devices which can communicate with each other or to a base station using radio-frequency (RF) link. Wireless communication in IBSN must be extremely reliable and energy-efñcient in order to provide a long-term safe operability. The underlying MAC protocol in an RF communication is an important feature which directly affects reliability and energy-efficiency. To overeóme the high power demand of wireless communication in IBSN, the concept of wake-up radio was introduced. Some MAC protocols that can make use of wake-up radio have been proposed. This paper analyzes three of the existing MAC protocols with the wake-up feature that are suitable for IBSN, and emphasizes their strengths and weaknesses. Simulations show that performance of MAC protocols with wake-up radio varíes with different access mechanisms. Finally, we present an overview of MAC protocols with wake-up radio and discuss their practicality in implantable medical sensor networks.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Paper (Full Paper, Talk)
Research Group:EWI-PS: Pervasive Systems
Research Program:CTIT-WiSe: Wireless and Sensor Systems
Research Project:CPS: Energy-efficient Computer-brain Interaction
ID Code:25546
Deposited On:25 February 2015
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